Trina Ricketts aka Annie Temple
Trina Ricketts is a former exotic dancer who started www.nakedtruth.ca, a resource and advocacy website for exotic dancers.
Through The Naked Truth, Trina has been involved in all kinds of sex industry advocacy and community projects, including: founding the annual Exotic Dancers for Cancer fundraiser in memory of Jocelyne Soui; successfully lobbying for changes to the Liquor Primary Guide regarding exotic dancing in British Columbia; responding to media requests; engaging with law enforcement, health service agencies, and government ministries to improve working conditions for sex industry workers in Surrey and Vancouver, BC; and maintaining an informative blog expressing “Adult Entertainment News and Views” at www.yonilicious.blogspot.com.
Trina Ricketts is currently coordinating “Trade Secrets: Health and Safety in the Sex Industry.” A project funded by Vancouver Coastal Health, BC Provincial Health, and innumerable volunteer hours by sex industry workers and their allies to create a health and safety guide. Trina is in the process of writing the guide and collecting information to distribute to sex industry workers. The guide is planned to be finished in the Fall 2009.